Environmental research provides a framework for theoretical debate and development surrounding environment and climate change in societal, cultural, and global perspectives. Research at the department aims to contribute to the understanding of the interaction between society and the environment and examines the consequences of human actions. Researchers study the impact of climate and environmental change on the conditions for a functioning social life and how individuals and communities adapt on various organisational levels and through their actions. The political-ecology of environmental issues is a central concern. Themes explored include indigenous peoples’ struggle for independence, multi-species ethnography, sustainable urban development, and the environmental impact of big data.